Me, my wife and 10 and 12 year old grandsons put some rounds through the old brown IPSC targets for a couple of days at the local range.
After a Range Safety discussion we made some noise. Almost all the shots were fired at under 20' with emphasis on the front sight and the trigger press.
We shot a Ruger 22/45, a 70's 4" S&W Mod. 34 .22 J Frame, a 2" S&W Mod. 640 J Frame .38 Special from their Performance Center that I gave to my wife years ago, a.380 Glock 42, a Glock 43 and Glock 19 in 9mm, and my wife's German Luger made in 1936. Her German grandfather brought it here when he moved to America after WWII.
My wife is fighting a wrist problem and she quickly abandoned the snub .38 as all I had were 158 grain +P loads and went for the Glock 42 with the 90 grain loads. Her and the boys like the Glock 43 also, but the 12 year old prefers the Glock 19. Every one liked the Ruger 22/45 and shot their best with it, no surprise there. We also liked the old Luger and the 80 year old contraption went bang every time we pulled the trigger.
The 158 grain loads were the hardest for them to hit with and I am sure the 2" barrel and sights played a role in that. The little Mod. 640 revolver has about as good a trigger as any J Frame I have shot. I have a soft spot for snub nose .38 Specials that do not have an external hammer.
We had a ball! God Bless America!